• Dollywood Pumpkin LumiNights Gallery 2021

    Looking to check out Dollywood Pumpkin LumiNights for 2021 before Halloween comes and goes? At least looking to get a look at some of what’s going on over there for this year? We’ve got a new quick gallery of this year’s Pumpkin LumiNights taken by Ge’ne Kea that we’d like to post here as we have with her photos in years before.

    Take a look:

    See Dollywood and Pumpkin LumiNights at <a href=”http://www.dollywood.com”>www.dollywood.com</a>.

  • Special Events For Autumn (and Beyond!) For 2021

    Special events for Autumn 2021 and further on from there include:

    * Sevierville Harvest Festival
    NOW – September 30th, 2021
    https://www.visitSevierville.com/fall

    * Autumn Adventures At Anakeesta
    NOW – October 31, 2021
    https://www.gatlinburgskylift.com/events/autumn-adventures

    * Oktoberfest At Ober
    NOW – October 31, 2021
    https://obergatlinburg.com/oktoberfest/

    * Dollywood Harvest Festival presented by Humana
    NOW – October 30, 2021
    https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Festivals/Harvest-Festival

    * Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood
    NOW – October 30, 2021
    https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Festivals/Harvest-Festival

    * National Quartet Convention
    September 26, 2021 – October 02, 2021
    https://natqc.com/

    * Rotary Club Fall Crafts Fair
    October 01, 2021 – October 30, 2021
    www.pigeonforgerotary.org

    * Ripley’s Fright Nights
    October 1, 2021 – October 31, 2021
    https://www.ripleys.com/gatlinburg/haunted-adventure/

    * Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
    October 1, 2021 – October 31, 2021
    http://www.visitSevierville.com/fall

    * Robert Tino’s Smoky Mountain Homecoming
    October 1, 2021 – October 3, 2021
    http://www.smokymountainhomecoming.com

    * Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair
    October 7, 2021 – October 24, 2021
    https://craftsmenfair.com/

    * Monsters on the Mountain
    October 15, 2021 – October 17, 2021
    https://www.monstersonthemountain.com/

    * Halloween Trick of Treat at The Island
    October 31, 2021 – October 31, 2021
    https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/halloween-trick-treat

    * Wears Valley Fall Festival
    October 15, 2021 – October 17
    https://www.wearsvalleyfallfest.com

    * Ripley’s Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival
    October 31, 2021
    https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/ripleys-trick-or-treat-kick-off-karnival/25/

    * Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas
    Nov 06, 2021 to Jan 02, 2022
    https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Festivals/Smoky-Mountain-Christmas

    * Smoky Mountain Gift Show
    November 10, 2021 – November 13, 2021
    https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/smoky-mountain-gift-show/59/

    * Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff and Winterfest Kickoff Presented by Bush’s Chili Beans
    November 11, 2021
    https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/gatlinburg-chili-cookoff-and-winterfest-kickoff-presented-by-bushs-chili-beans/16/

    * Pigeon Forge Winterfest
    Nov 13, 2021 to Feb 14, 2022
    https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/winterfest

    * Festival of Trees
    November 24, 2021 – November 28, 2021
    http://gatlinburgfestivaloftrees.com/index.html

    * Great Smoky Thanksgiving & Christmas Arts & Crafts Show
    November 29, 2021 – December 4, 2021
    https://www.gatlinburgcrafts.com/

  • Smoky Mountain Foliage Forecast Information For 2021

    Get and stay up to date information on the Smoky Mountain foliage forecast with www.gatlinburgtnguide.com. Here is an excerpt from their post for this year:

    “Each year, we post the very first Gatlinburg Fall Colors Forecast before anyone else, which we have historically posted in August…way before anyone else even attempts to “guess”. We put a lot of research and experience into providing the most accurate forecasts, which have been right on the money since we started posting our fall foliage forecasts years ago! Before you think we’re crazy, keep reading to see the science behind our prediction and see when we expect fall colors to start appearing throughout the Smoky Mountains.

    Fall is a special season in Gatlinburg, TN and the Smoky Mountains as the temperatures drop, sweet aromas fill the air, and trees turn into an incredibly beautiful display of colors. The fall colors in Gatlinburg are one of the most beautiful sights that you will ever see. Each year, people always ask when the leaves will change color in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains in hopes of planning a visit at just the right time to see the colors at their peak (when they are the brightest).

    Foliage Forecast: September 17, 2021 – While the weather has been warm and enjoyable, the higher temps haven’t helped foliage get in the color-changing mood just yet. A quick look at the webcams around Gatlinburg show that pretty much everything is still green. There are some cooler temperatures in the forecast for the next two weeks, which look a bit more favorable for fall colors. However, the highs will still be in the 70’s and the rain in the forecast for the next week throws in a slight speedbump as well.”

    Read the full article at https://www.gatlinburgtnguide.com/fall-colors-forecast/.

    The Gatlinburg Skylift webcam has one of the best views of the Smoky Mountain foliage colors, so we present it here embedded from their Youtube video page:

  • What’s In Store At The Sevier County Fair 2021

    Information on the upcoming Sevier County Fair 2021 from the official Sevier County Fair website is as follows:

    “The Sevier County Fair is back… better than ever!

    August 31st-September 6th, 2021

    Here’s just a taste of what you can look forward to at the Fair this year. We can’t wait to see you!

    * Exhibit Hall
    The Exhibit Hall: Showcasing exhibits from folks in our community like you. Whether photography, floral, produce, or arts & crafts there is something for everyone. See what one the Blue Ribbon or Best of Show.

    * Livestock
    No fair is complete without the Livestock! You will find different shows throughout the week which include cattle, poultry, sheep, & goats.

    * Contests
    FREE contests can be found during the week. From throwing a cast iron skillet to how quick you can eat your atomic hot wings. Win or lose, still loads of fun.

    * Entertainment
    All entertainment is included with your admission. Multiple choices each night. We have something for everyone. Back again for 2021 is our Bulls & Broncs Rodeo – 2 Nights!

    * Live Music
    Live Music every night – all genres
    Rock – Oldies – Country
    And Much More!”

    There is also going to be a “Sevier County Pit Master Showdown” as a 3-day event from August 31st to September 2nd. 1st Place wins $1,000. Second Place wins $500 and Third Place wins $250. There is an entry fee of $125 and there are two-person teams and 20 spots being professionally judged.

    See the official website for full information on the upcoming event at https://seviercountyfair.org/.

  • Halloween Events Coming Up in 2020

    The main questions in the Smoky Mountain tourism industry this year have all revolved around what traditional special events will still be going on for 2020 and when. While indeed things will continue to be different this year for the next season with the iconic Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years event lined up one after another, those who come to the Smokies to celebrate those events specifically will still find we are indeed celebrating them!

    For Halloween, as of September 1st, here are some events that locals and visitors can plan on enjoying.

    * Great Pumpkin LumiNights *
    Sep 25, 2020 – Oct 31, 2020
    Held at: Dollywood

    “Great Pumpkin LumiNights is just one of the fun things to see and do at the annual Dollywood Harvest Festival presented by Humana. Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights features spectacular lighted pumpkin displays throughout the Dollywood park, which glow with the fire of fall. And this season’s event promises to be even more spectacular with artistic sculptures, whimsical scenes and loads of fun for families to experience all throughout Timber Canyon.

    Here is just a sampling of some of the fun family activities taking place at Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights:

    * Character Meet & Greet
    * Master Carvers
    * Glow Face Painting
    * Specialty Foods”

    See this event at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/dollywood-great-pumpkin-luminights.

    * Halloween Spooktacular Event *
    Oct 29, 2020
    Held at: Pigeon Forge Community Center

    “Join the family-fun Spooktacular Halloween Event at the Pigeon Forge Community Center on the Thursday before Halloween. This free and non-scary event is a safe alternative for families to go Trick or Treating.”

    See this event at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/spooktacular-halloween-event.

    * Ripley’s Fright Nights *
    Oct 2, 2020 – Oct 31, 2020
    Held at: Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

    “Ripley’s Haunted Adventure Fright Nights happen every weekend in the month of October. This year the theme is Nostalgic Nightmare.

    Reserve the Exclusive Package that includes the Fright Night VIP Couple Package PLUS a Meet & Greet, Photo with the Monsters and Front on the Line entry for Fright Nights! Limited Availability.”

    See this event at https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/ripleys-fright-nights/.

    * Halloween Trick of Treat *
    Oct 31, 2020
    Held at: The Island in Pigeon Forge

    “Step right up! Step right up! Join us for our annual Halloween Trick of Treat at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

    Enjoy free Trick or Treating Halloween night at The Island In Pigeon Forge and unlimited rides for just $5 for those in costume. Watch live Bluegrass band, Midnight Run, from 5pm-11pm on the Ole Smoky Stage.”

    See this event at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/halloween-trick-treat.